Classes & Programs

As a ministry of First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, it is our mission to provide a positive preschool experience in a safe and loving Christian environment, where a child can thrive, gain a love of learning, and cultivate a sense of self.

Caregiver and Child:  
Our caregiver and child program nurtures whole child development and provides a gentle introduction to a school routine and activities with the comfort of a caregiver nearby. Included in the program are finger plays, art projects, stories, sensory play, snack time, music and movement activities. In addition, this program is a wonderful way for caregivers of young children to connect in a supportive environment. Children turning 2 years 7 months by January are encouraged to attend our Young Twos program independently. Please note, this program runs from September through December.
CAREGIVER + CHILD (2 years old by 5/1) – TUES/THURS 9:15 – 10:45AM
 

Two Year Olds:  Little Learners Skills

Our Two-Year-Old programs provides a fun, safe nurturing environment for a child’s first early school experience. These classes introduce social skills such as sharing and listening through various activities including circle time, story time, art, music, and lots of play time. Students will be introduced to learning colors, simple shapes, and numbers 1-5. Please note, the YOUNG TWOS program has a January 2022 start date. Students in our young twos are welcome to register for the caregiver and child program from September to December. 

YOUNG TWOS (2 years 7 months by 1/1) – TUES/THURS 9:15 – 11:45AM

OLDER TWOS (2 years 7 months by 9/1) –  MON/WED/FRI 9:15  – 11:45AM

Three Year Olds: Intermediate Learners Skills

Our Three-Year-Old Program focuses on helping your child develop important social skills such as sharing, listening, taking turns, and participating in group activities. Students will participate in a variety of activities such as sensory experiences, story time, crafts, music and gym to work on fine and gross motor skills as well as build a foundation for math and reading.

YOUNG THREES (3 by 12/31) – TUES/THURS 9:30-12PM
OLDER THREES (3 by 9/1) – MON/WED/FRI 9:30-12PM

 

Pre-K Program (4-5 Yr Olds):  Pre-K Learners Skills

Our Pre-K classes are kindergarten-readiness classes which work towards a smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten.  Age appropriate reading, writing, and math skills are explored through crafts, centers, story time, play time, and group activities.  We use a blend of Fundations and Learning Without Tears curriculums to teach letter recognition and formation through hands on experiences. Our program also focuses on social and emotional development, language acquisition, and fine and gross motor skills.

THREE DAY (4 by 9/1) - MON/WED/FRI 9:00-12PM
FOUR DAY (4 by 9/1) - MON/TUE/WED/FRI 9:00-12PM

 

READ and STEAM Program:

Our Reading Enrichment And Discovery and Science Technology Engineering Art Math

program is offered to Pre-K students as an extra day of school. 

The foundation of our READ class is to offer students more opportunities to explore award winning pieces of children’s literature while learning about different authors and illustrators through a variety of enriching activities.  Our STEAM program gives our students an opportunity to foster a love for science and math while participating in many hands-on activities.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Mini-Worship:  

Classes meet with a church ministry staff member in the sanctuary for Mini-Worship time. Mini-worship time gives the children opportunities to grow in their knowledge of God and to learn about God’s love for them and the world. Age-appropriate stories from the Bible are incorporated into time spent in Mini-Worship

Library:
Classes meet twice per month in the preschool library for story time. Children are allowed to borrow a book each week.


Music:
Classes meet once per month to participate in fun music activities. Children are introduced to various types of music including seasonal, traditional, and classical.
 

Gym:

Classes meet in our gym every to participate in wonderful gym lessons that help to develop fine and gross motor skills.  We use equipment such as scooters, bean bags, balls, parachutes, and ride on toys. The children look forward to the fun and games in P.E. class each week!

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS:

Sign ups for lunch bunch and our enrichment programs are on a monthly basis through an online form.

These are for our Pre-K and Three Year Old Students.

Lunch Bunch:  MON-FRI 12-1PM

Students bring their lunches to school. This is an opportunity for students to interact in a social atmosphere.

Exploration Mondays:   1-2PM

This is an enrichment class held after lunch bunch. Students participate in activities based around a science theme of the day. Topics such as magnets, sink or float, ramps and angles, etc. will be explored.

Art Wednesdays:  1-2PM

Students will participate in process oriented arts and crafts. 

Fun Fridays:  1-2PM

Students participate in fun gym activities such as yoga, games, and sports.

Spring Camp: Runs for 6 days after our school year ends in May

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Our families are welcome to participate in some of our extra fun events here at the school such as our Halloween Parade, Pre-K Christmas Pageant, Art Show, Game Night, and Mother’s Day Tea.